Pedestrian Crosswalk Accident Lawyer
Florida, with Miami in particular, is a dangerous place for pedestrians. Poor urban planning, a high concentration of motor vehicle of all types and drivers of all ages, place pedestrians at a high risk of falling victim to an accident that results in personal injury and sometimes wrongful death after being struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle when crossing busy streets, avenues, or crosswalks at busy intersections. Miami motorists are most often in a frenzy driving their vehicles down city streets and avenues, hastily trying to make an appointment, date, or meeting on time, with total disregard for pedestrian safety. Disregard for traffic signals, stop signs, speed limits, and wrongful u-turns cause pedestrians to get hit or run over by cars, truck, or motorcycles in Miami-Dade and Broward County cities. Driving and texting is also one of the main causes of pedestrian accidents at crosswalks and intersections. Drunk driving and operating a car, truck, or motorcycle while legally or legally medicated, can most often lead to pedestrian hit and run accidents at busy intersections, crosswalks, and even while walking down a sidewalk in Miami. Many times, pedestrians are run over after the sun goes down as pedestrian visibility is reduced and many times pedestrians wear dark clothing that a distracted or intoxicated motorist may not spot crossing a street at night. Pedestrian hit and run accidents in Miami are a regular occurrence, thus pedestrians in Miami must apply added precaution when crossing crosswalks at busy intersections, streets, or avenues in Miami. Our professional staff of personal injury attorneys that handle pedestrian related accident claims in Miami recommend that pedestrians also be on the look out for bike riders that may be riding their bikes aggressively on sidewalks or in the street cutting in between traffic. Though a bicycle accident involving a pedestrian usually result in mild personal injuries, many times there could be head injuries that may lead to brain trauma in the long term. Head injuries following a pedestrian accident should never be taken lightly. Perazzo Law recommends pedestrians that have suffered head injuries from being hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or bike in Miami, to seek immediate medical assistant to rule out any internal injuries that may have a negative impact on their quality of life in the future as a result of the accident.
First and foremost, check for any serious injuries that may require immediate medical attention. Secondly, contact the authorities to file an official report of the accident that led to the pedestrians personal injuries. Thirdly, gather eyewitness testimony to be used by the victim in the event of a personal injury claim for compensation. Fourthly, have someone, if not yourself or the victim, take photographs of the accident site and check for any existing surveillance cameras in the vicinity. Finally, contact the Perazzo Law Firm to talk to one of our professional personal injury attorneys to determine whether or not you or the victim has a case to file a personal injury accident claim.
Our Miami and North Miami Beach Personal Injury Staff and Attorneys gather all pertinent information with which to build a case to prove negligence on behalf of the party that caused a pedestrian to suffer personal injury, or even wrongful death while walking down a sidewalk, waiting at a stoplight, or crossing an intersection along a crosswalk. If a pedestrian is run over, seriously injured, or suffered wrongful death, the Perazzo Law Firm will apply all possible and reasonable resources to bring forth a personal injury claim to achieve righteous compensation for the injured party or parties. Compensation may include payment for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, funeral expensive, and more.
If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury or wrongful death as a result of an accident as a pedestrian in Miami-Dade or Broward County, the Perazzo Law firm urges you to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices ONLINE or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your rights for Compensation from a Pedestrian accident.